From an onslaught of high energy, alternative blues- to sweet, folk singer/songwriter melodies. Vocals that wail with gusto and guarantee to amp the crowd, or gently and soulfully caress the heart strings of those inclined., Tom Waits, Jack White, Dan Auerback, Bob Dylan,
everything; mushrooms, home grown tomatoes, listening to music I cant stand, herbal tea, the morning mist in a cattle paddock, floor toms, raw honey, captain beefheart, jack london, blank paper, anywhere quiet.........., everything I hear influences my music, especially the things I find heartless and mundane. When I hear a piece of music that I find abhorrent, I get to sharpening my blade, and prepare to return fire
Unearthed artists we like
Hat Fitz and Itchy, STICKY FINGERS, The Bakers Digest, Flume, The Growl, Quarry Mountain Dead Rats, The Rules, Angel and the Badman, Electric Empire Music, The Murlocs, Chris Gillespie, Al Parkinson, AYLA, Angels of Gung-Ho, Flume
Thundering grooves, wailing vocals, high energy crescendos, captivating A Capella, unorthodox guitar work and original storytelling are the backbone of a Matt Stillert show. His live sound has been described as an "Alternative Blues Onslaught", and considering the high energy and the pool of blood left on stage, this is an accurate description.
The bearded bohemian left his hometown of Adelaide a few years back heading for Queensland and landing on the Sunshine Coast where he recorded his debut album "Shoe Boycotter" and quickly became known as one of the hardest working live performers around, playing over 200 shows a year.
In 2015 Matt He performed at the Byron Bay Blues Festival (finalist in the Buskers comp 2015), The Gympie Music Muster, Australia Music Week, and Caloundra Music Festival, and opened for CW Stoneking, Joe Camilleri and the Black Sorrows and Hat Fitz and Cara.
He released Shoe Boycotter in November 2015 and received an epic response from Radio and on the road. Following the launch he toured the album back to his old stomping ground in Adelaide. The homecoming has seen Matt reuniting with his old band mates and music collaborators and recording new material set for release in early 2017 to coincide with his next tour of Australia.